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RACE INFO: Jolly Pumpkin Run (Traverse City) | Sunday May 19th, 2019

Course Description ~ The most beautiful & scenic course in Michigan!  The 5K Course is on Old Mission Point Park wide trails with views of both the East & West Grand Traverse Bay and local Cherry Orchards. It will have start waves to spread out the race participants on the trails.  Donations to Mission Point Lighthouse.
NOTE:  There will be NO OUTDOOR TENTS at this event!

Course Maps:

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Race Features:
2bottlesb  Race Day Packet Pickup:  Held ONLY at the Traverse City Central High School BEFORE you board the shuttle bus.  The address of the High School is 1150 Milliken Dr., Traverse City, MI  49686.  ( MAP )

  • Only registered participants with race bibs are allowed on the buses.
  • Race participants can be dropped off by family members at the Old Mission Lighthouse after the packets are picked up at the high school, but they are unable to park their vehicles at the Old Mission Lighthouse.
2bottlesa  Race Start & Finish at the Old Mission Lighthouse within the Old Mission Point Park: 20500 Center Rd, Old Mission, MI 49686 ( MAP )  The 5K & Mile Courses are on Old Mission Point Park wide trails with views of both the East & West Grand Traverse Bay and local Cherry Orchards. Each race will have start waves to spread out the race participants on the trails.
2bottlesb  Parking:  There is NO parking at the race site at Old Mission Point Park.
2bottlesa  Shuttle Bus riding distances in minutes:  It is about a 25 minute ride from the Traverse Central HS parking lot to the Old Mission Lighthouse.
2bottlesb  Shuttle Buses BEFORE the event:  There will be free Bus Transportation from Traverse City Central High School to the race site at the Old Mission Lighthouse (25 minute ride).  The address of the High School is 1150 Milliken Dr., Traverse City, MI  49686.  ( MAP )  Packet pickup and late registration starts at the high school at 8:00 a.m. so the first shuttle departs the high school at 8:15 am.  The race starts at 10:00 am.  Only registered participants with race bibs are allowed on the buses.
2bottlesa  Shuttle Buses AFTER the event: For the return trip, the buses will first stop at the Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant on Old Mission for your beverage & finger foods. You must have your Race Bib to redeem your drink & food tickets. ID’s will be checked.  After a brief stop, the buses next stop will be at the High School where your car is parked.  The buses will then continue to loop after that from the race site, to the Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant, and then to the High School parking lot where your car is parked.  The last Shuttle departs the race site at the Old Mission Lighthouse at 11:30 am.
2bottlesb  Entry limits: The 5K event is limited to 600 participants.
2bottlesa  Hotel Accommodations – coming from out of town?  Receive special Room Rates at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.  Reservations must be made NO LATER than April 18, 2019.  See all of the details at the bottom of this web page.
2bottlesb  Food & Beer following the race:  Served inside The Peninsula Room at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, you must have your Race Bib to redeem your drink & food tickets.  There will be one beer/pop drink ticket on your race bib to be redeemed.  ID’s will be checked.  Read about the different types of Jolly Pumpkin beer HERE!
2bottlesa  Finisher Medals: To all 5K Run/Walk participants.
2bottlesb  Sport tech unisex t-shirts:  Awesome sport tech UNISEX t-shirts for all participants.
2bottlesa  Course Availability (Times):  THE FINISH LINE SHUTS DOWN AT 11:30 AM.
2bottlesb  Age Group Awards – M/F, 3 deep, 5-year age group increments, from 14 years old to +75 yrs old – pickup your award at our finish-line awards table at 11:15 am.
2bottlesa  B-Tag Timing – (ChronoTrack chip in bib)
2bottlesb  NO REFUNDS; ONLY TRANSFERS ALLOWED TO ANOTHER PERSON BEFORE OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES
2bottlesa  PLEASE DO NOT LITTER!  Thank You!

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS: Contact Mark Koehl, Registration Director at mkoehl08@comcast.net

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED — Contact Jill Whitehead (volunteers receive an official Jolly Pumpkin Run Race shirt) at: marchjill11@gmail.com

SPONSORSHIPS — Contact Kim Johnson for sponsorship program info. at: Kim@konarunningcompany.com or go to Sponsors Page for more info.

2019 Sport tech unisex t-shirt
2019 Jolly Pumpkin Run (Traverse City, MI) t-shirt

2019 Finisher Medal
2019 Jolly Pumpkin Run (Traverse City, MI) Finisher Medal

5K Course Map (Traverse City, MI)
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2019 Jolly Pumpkin Run (Traverse City, MI) Course Map

Download and read all of the beer descriptions HERE!
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Jolly Pumpkin Run Beer Descriptions

2019 Partnership between Grand Traverse Resort and Spa & Kona Running Company
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard, Acme, MI 49610

Receive 2019 Kona Running Co. room special Corporate rates
per night as shown below…

 

Click on Grand Traverse Resort and Spa logo or CLICK HERE and book your room.  Your Promo code “JPR0519” is already included in the link.
Or call: 800-968-7352 and give them the Promo Code.

Room Type Sat 05/18/2019 Sun 05/19/2019
Hotel King $165.00 $119.00
Tower King $243.00 $159.00

 

These rates are European plan (no meals included) rates. Room rates quoted above are per room per night and are based on single/double occupancy and are non-commissionable net rates; subject to state tax (which is currently 6%) and convention and visitor’s bureau assessment (which is currently 5%), and other applicable taxes. Additional adults in a guest room will be charged a $15.00 per person, per night rate for the duration of their stay
(excludes condos).

It is important that each guest contact the Resort at least thirty days prior to your arrival date and identify yourselves as part of Kona Running Company, and provide the Resort with guest name, home or business address, email address (if any), requested type of room, requested bed type (i.e. king, double/double, queen, twin or suites), check-in and check-out dates, and VIP status.

RESORT FEE:
In addition to the rates set forth above, there will be a daily resort fee. The daily resort fee is currently $16.95 per room, per night, which includes; unlimited use of resort fitness center including cardiovascular and strength training equipment, whirlpools, saunas and indoor pools, seasonal access to outdoor pools and beachfront facilities, preferred guest pricing for our golf courses and tennis facilities, in-room coffee, high-speed internet access in Hotel and Tower guest rooms, on-property shuttle service to Cherry Capital Airport and Turtle Creek Casino, unlimited toll-free and credit card access phone calls, voicemail message service, daily newspaper upon request, use of safe deposit box, preferred car rental pricing through Enterprise in Traverse City, golf bag storage, and parking. The resort fee will be automatically posted to your attendees’ guest room account. Fee and services are subject to change.